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Appendix 1 - Background Notes

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In order to inform the development of this set of well-being indicators, many international versions were researched. These include;

  • The Canadian index of Well-being

   https://uwaterloo.ca/canadian-index-wellbeing/

  • Measures of Australia’s Progress

   http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mf/1370.0?opendocument#from-banner=LN

  • Office of National Statistic (ONS) UK – Measuring national wellbeing

   https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/wellbeing/bulletins/measuringnationalwellbeing/2015-09-23

  • Eurostat – Quality of Life

   http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cache/infographs/qol/index_en.html

  • OECD – How’s Life?

   http://www.oecd.org/statistics/how-s-life-23089679.htm

  • Virginia Performs

   http://vaperforms.virginia.gov/

  • Bhutan Happiness Index

   http://www.ophi.org.uk/policy/national-policy/gross-national-happiness-index/

  • Report of the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress

   http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/118025/118123/Fitoussi+Commission+report

  • Well-being Matters: A Social Report for Ireland – Volumes 1 and 2

   http://files.nesc.ie/nesc_reports/en/NESC_119_vol_I_2009.pdf

   http://files.nesc.ie/nesc_reports/en/NESC_119_vol_II_2009.pdf

  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

   http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/

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